Your National Gardening Association weekly news for December 31, 2016

News from the gardening community

Year End Look:'s 2016 Top Articles, Plants and More

Happy News Year!! As 2016 comes to an end, let's take a look at the most popular items on the site this year. We have put together a full report of the most viewed articles, plants in our database, photos, questions and answers, and much more. Click the headline above to check out our list.

(Do you use Twitter? The NGA Content Manager, Jon Whitinger, is working to get news and information posted to twitter, and starting this week our twitter feed will be abuzz with tweets every day. If you have twitter, follow us @NatlGardening.)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Rose (Rosa 'Caramella')
By dana:

Photo of Lily (Lilium 'Carefree')

Photo of Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia')
By dana:

Photo of Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
By HemNorth:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Special Candy')
By 4susiesjoy:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Holiday House')
By Lestv:

Photo of Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
By dave:

Photo of Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
By jmorth:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ultimate Design')
By Casshigh:

The most popular Landscape Photos from last week:

Click an image to view the names of the plants in each photo.

Photo by Gardenho:
Photo by kmspainhou:
Photo by HemNorth:
Photo by Paul2032:
Photo by Paul2032:
Photo by Bonehead:
Photo by Paul2032:
Photo by Paul2032:
Photo by treehugger:

Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

16 people gave for post #1339661 in "Mindless chatter" by grannysgarden

5 people gave for post #1341397 in "A new lily in the seedling patch - can you guess the parents?" by vanozzi

4 people gave for post #1340899 in "Banner for December 28, 2016 by dirtdorphins" by dirtdorphins

2 people gave for post #1340687 in "Help please" by purpleinopp

2 people gave for post #1340711 in "Help please" by tarev

2 people gave for post #1341791 in "Banner for December 30, 2016 by RickM" by RickM

2 people gave for a photo of Rose (Rosa 'Caramella') by dana

2 people gave for post #1341356 in "Banner for December 29, 2016 by Paul2032" by Paul2032

2 people gave for post #1340017 in "Share Your Photos" by DomehomeDee

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
Let's see your ruffles!tveguy3Irises forum141
Merry ChristmasMieko2Peonies forum32
Merry Christmas to All - 2016RickMMid Atlantic Gardening forum28
Need Help Identifiying Wife's Plants Before FreezeALove4GreenAsk a Question forum24
Coconut husk for planting orchidscperescOrchids forum23
Tiny ants eating my Epiphyllum leaveschris1948Cactus and Tender Succulents forum19
Help pleaseImsobadAsk a Question forum19
Thank you, and the same to you.frostweedInspiration for December 25, 201616
Adding a plant to the databaseFriesfan1Ask a Question forum10

Check out these numbers from last week: